Lawrence Early is a senior Mechanical Engineering major in Berkeley College. From his hometown just outside of Richmond, Virginia, Stephen has developed a passion for gardening, kayaking, and spending his free time outdoors. He is also very passionate about music and languages, and spent his first year summer studying Arabic in Rabat, Morocco through the Yale program and now studies German. With his Mechanical Engineering major, he is interested in materials science, sustainable technologies and renewable energy, and hopes to continue utilizing his passions to contribute to Yale University and beyond. Outside of his courses, he spends his time conducting research with machine learning and nanomaterials, as well as being involved at La Casa Cultural and the Yale Climate and Energy Collaborative.